Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund deadline extended to mid-January

Dumfries and Galloway Council, supported by DG Unlimited, is inviting applications to Round 8 of its Regional Arts Fund 2021/22.

The fund looks to increase the volume and impact of high-quality arts projects for public and economic benefit of communities across Dumfries and Galloway.

This year there’s a total of £50,000 available and projects must deliver at least one of the following outcomes:

• Outcome 1 – Connecting

Arts organisations, venues and creative producers across all art forms have more opportunities to share and tour their products across Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.

• Outcome 2 – Collaboration

Arts organisations (and individual creative practitioners associated with them) have more opportunities to make new partnerships, or strengthen existing ones, with other organisations from other creative disciplines or with other professional sectors e.g. health, young people, heritage.

Successful applications will also demonstrate a commitment to delivering one of the following priorities:

• Promote and increase equality of access and benefit from the arts, in particular the most vulnerable in our communities;

• Help young people fulfil their potential through the arts;

• Contribute to the economic wellbeing of the region.

Who can apply

Constituted Third Sector, community or voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises who meet the funding criteria can apply for project funding.

This fund doesn’t support individual artist led projects. DG Unlimited have a practice development fund called Innovate Create Cultivate for individuals across all art forms except for visual artists and craftmakers who can access the Visual Artists and Craftmaker Awards Fund .

How to apply

We recommend that you discuss your project with a member of the DG Unlimited team as early as possible and before starting to write your application – please email

Guidance notes and the application form can be downloaded here

Completed application forms any supporting material should be emailed to by no later than 12 noon on Monday 18th January 2021.

Further information can be found on Dumfries and Galloway Council’s website here.

Decisions on funding will be communicated before the end of March 2021.